We are giving away a pair of tickets to Matuto @ Nectar Lounge on July 17. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, July 14.
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From our sponsors:
Nectar y El PBJ Presente:
w/ Eduardo Mendonça & Show Brazil / The Cumbieros
July 17, 2014
8 p.m. Doors | $10 adv / $15 doors | 21+
More info: nectarlounge.com
412 N 36th St Seattle, WA 98103
Matuto (ma-two-toe) is Brazilian slang for country bumpkin. Imagine the sound of a Brazilian Carnaval in the Appalachian Mountains. A sound where dynamic percussion instruments rumble beneath blues drenched vocals, Telecaster twangs, and folksy fiddle tunes. Now, imagine these sounds in the hands of some of NYC’s finest young improvisers as they light up club and festival stages world wide.
Show Brazil!, which has gained much recognition in the past 15 years, has performed throughout United States, Canada and Brazil.
Show Brazil!’s band leader and Director Eduardo Mendonça, a native of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, traces his lineage to a royal African family bearing the hereditary title of Mama-Beka (“prophet of the royal court“), as documented by the Instituto Geográfico e Histórico da Bahia.
Eduardo who recently performed for legendary Brazilian musicians Geraldo Azevedo, Roberto Menescal, Alcione and Jorge Ben Jor. Mendonça had the honor to play twice for the 14th Dalai Lama (Seattle, WA, USA, 2008); Pope John Paul II’s welcome to Brazil, former South Africa President Nelson Mandela (Seattle, WA, USA, 1999), Brazilian President João Baptista Figueiredo (Brazil – 1999), and he was featured in a Paul Simon documentary video in 1991.
The Cumbieros are a Seattle based Chilean style Cumbia band that started in the spring of 2011 and have quickly grown into a 9 member multi-national band with 3 Chileans, 1 Brazilian and 7 U.S. people. Featuring such instruments as violin, accordion, guiro, guitar and horns, The Cumbieros fuse traditional Chilean style Cumbia with ska and rock creating fun, high-energy music that drives everyone to the dance floor. Cumbia is a genre of music/dance that originated in Colombia and is now extremely popular all across Latin America. The Cumbieros hope to spread the popularity of this music to the Pacific Northwest and beyond with one goal in mind; getting people on the dance floor. Come dance with us! ESO!!!